All-American Catcher with 48 College HRs and Overseas Experience in Italy, Holland and Spain available 2024. Looking for 3-month opportunities.
Name: Libby Sugg
DOB: January 13, 1997
Date Available: February 1, 2024
Positions (alt): 1B, 3B
College: Brigham Young University
Libby hits for both power and average and particularly stands out in high-pressure situations. Her past coaches would label her as the player to “get the job done.” She has power to all fields. As a catcher, she works well with pitchers and is an excellent leader who projects calm in clutch situations. She prides herself on the relationships she’s been able to build with her pitchers. She loves to learn their strengths and tendencies in order to effectively pitch call.
Defensively, she has primarily been a catcher, but she has the athleticism to play other positions. As a younger player, she played at a variety of spots including the corners.
She prides herself on being a supportive teammate, saying, “Even if I’m not having my best game, I will be the first one to pump someone up for doing something awesome. I’m constantly cheering and supporting. I am a leader by example. People feed off my positive energy. As a catcher this is important because the whole field reads your energy in high intensity situations. I also love working with teammates. On my Italian team, I got to work with some of the players and I loved it! It was such a good feeling when they would come to me and ask for advice.”
Libby also would be interested in assisting a team’s coaching staff. She has a good eye for detail and is very good at explaining things in ways that people understand. She says, “I like to break swings down to the basics because softball is such a detail-oriented sport.” Her passion outside of playing is coaching.
She works out daily in the off season and also trains to keep her softball skills sharp.
Gordon Eakin, Co-Head Coach at Brigham Young University, says, “Libby is a great softball player but even a better person. She has great softball instincts and is a coach on the field. She is a coach’s dream.”
Experience in Italian Serie A1
Slash line of .455/.519/.773 in 2021
Starred in 2021 European Women’s Premier Cup
Slash line of .441/.539/.746
- Experience in Dutch first division.
- Experience in Spanish first division, 2023 Spanish league champion.
Experience at NCAA Division I level
Team captain 2018-2019
Third-team All-America catcher
2x Top 50 Player-of-the-Year Watch List
4x All-Conference selection
2x All-Region selection
Averaged .359 with .451 on-base percentage over 4-year career
Struck out just 12 percent of the time
Had 105 bases on balls, compared to 90 strikeouts
Drove in 208 runs in 224 games
Team leader in batting average and RBIs
Top 5 in batting average in the league
Team won their division for the first time in program history
Team made it to the playoffs and the semifinals for the first time in program history
Libby already has a year of international experience behind her and wants to continue her career overseas. She is also excited about traveling and experiencing other environments and cultures. She says, “My time in Italy made me realize how much of the world I want to see, and what better way to do it than playing softball.”
|2016-21||Camp Coach||BYU Summer Softball Camps||Youth|
|2020-21||Private Coach||Showtime Sports Academy||Youth||Ages 5-18|
|2020||Student Assistant||Brigham Young University||College||Coached while I was finishing 5th year of Bachelor's degree.|
|2021 European Cup||Apollo Bratislava||8||22||3||10||4||0||1||9||4||2||0||0||.455||.519||.773|
|2021||Thunders & Dragons Castellana||23||59||20||26||6||0||4||21||13||8||1||1||.441||.539||.746|
|2023 Copa de la Reina||CBS Rivas||3||7||4||6||2||0||0||1||2||0||0||0||.857||.889||1.143|